About the Scott County FJC

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641 Howard H. Baker Hwy. | Huntsville, TN 37756 | 423-663-6638 | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, M-F

The purpose of the Scott County Family Justice Center is to protect and empower victims and survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, human trafficking and elder abuse. We provide a secure physical site that has co-located, expert services that promote a future of safety, self-reliance, and opportunity for victims of family violence. We relentlessly advocate a zero-tolerance policy of all forms of interpersonal violence and drive social change through aggressive community education and collaboration.

Our History

The Scott County Family Justice Center opened its doors on July 1, 2018. The grand opening was the culmination of many months of planning and preparation. And when the doors opened, Scott County became the smallest jurisdiction in the State of Tennessee with a family justice center to coordinate services for victims.

Prior to the opening of the Scott County FJC, victims who sought orders of protection had to visit the office of the Circuit Court Clerk to obtain an affidavit, then travel to find the magistrate before returning to the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. Now, victims can visit the FJC as a one-stop resource for the services they need. Orders of protection can be applied for and granted before the client leaves the center. The FJC can assist with a trained domestic violence law enforcement officer so that the victim doesn’t have to visit the law enforcement agency, and make referrals for shelter and other services.

In its first 10 months of operation, the Scott County FJC handled 184 cases and made 278 referrals to outside agencies — including 122 referrals to Scott County’s domestic violence shelter.

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“The Scott County Family Justice Center is something to be extremely proud of. Folks in places like Scott County and the 8th Judicial District deserve services just as much as the folks in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga.”

Jared Effler, 8th Judicial District Attorney General

» Kaprecia Babb | Administrative Director, Scott Appalachian  Industries

» Tom Barclay | Assistant District Attorney, 8th Judicial District

» Shonda Duncan | Executive Director, Scott County Shelter Society

» Jared Effler | District Attorney General, 8th Judicial District

» Scarlett Ellis | Magistrate

» Darryl Laxton | Chief of Police, Oneida Police Department

» Donnie Phillips | Scott County Circuit Court Clerk

» Ronnie Phillips | Scott County Sheriff

» Nick Armes | Attorney with Legal Aid Society

» Jeff Tibbals | Scott County Mayor

» Kellie Walker | Executive Director, Children’s Center of the Cumberlands

Our Staff

Christy Harness

Executive Director

Brooke Davidson


Hannah Cross-Smith

CCR Specialist